The world of panto will collide with science in a new festive show.

Researchers from Glasgow University will join actors, writers and comedians for Panto Science: The Periodic Fable.

The new theatre production, produced by Fair Play with Glasgow Science Festival, aims to take science to new audiences.

It will run at The Barras Art and Design venue until Friday.

Audiences will discover the little-known science dimension of Panto Land, through live experiments, songs and audience participation.

Dr Zara Gladman said: “This is a day out at the panto like no other. Among all the boos and calls of ‘he’s behind you!’ is real science, with live experiments and audience participation.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Glasgow scientists to share what they do with the next generation and to prove that science is fun, interesting and for everybody – even Mother Goose.”

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